Provide clean water for a childJenn Hamrick
Learn more about their countries below!
Country Profile: India
India has one of the highest poverty rates in the world. Its climate has two seasons: rainy and otherwise. The rainy season is typically June through September.
Our Compassion child, Chiin, lives in a hillside region with approximately 3,000 residents. The local language is Mizo, an Indian dialect. She lives with her father, who is sometimes employed as a farmer or laborer. An average income for day laborers in this area is about $22 a month. Some regional staples include chicken, beans, bananas, plantains, rice, fish, and potatoes. Chiin attends school and child development programs established by Compassion International. She enjoys playing with dolls and marbles when she isn’t doing her household chores, which include carrying water and cleaning. Chiin asks that we pray for her studies and her family.
Country Profile: Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso is located in Northwestern Africa and is marginally larger than Colorado. The landlocked country has a tropical climate with a rainy season, which is typically May through September. Our Compassion child, Ornella, lives in a large community of approximately 17,000 residents.
The local language is Dioula, an African dialect. Houses are usually constructed of dirt, cement, and corrugated tin. Ornella lives with her mother, who is sometimes employed. Like in Chiin’s region, an average income for a day laborer in this area is about $22 a month. Some regional staples include maize, guinea pig, fish, beef, goat, rice, and millet. Ornella will begin to attend school upon reaching the proper age. Currently, she attends child development programs established by Compassion International. When she isn’t running errands, Ornella enjoys playing with dolls and participating in group games. She asks that we pray for her studies and for her parents.
Supporting a child through Compassion International is an investment in that child’s life. Opportunities and development otherwise not available to children in these countries is provided through this organization and through your sponsorship. For more information or to sponsor a child, visit Compassion’s website at www.compassion.com. If you already sponsor a Compassion child, research their country and region in order to better relate to their lifestyle and to learn more about both human and scientific geography.
When you give to Compassion’s Water of Life, you are not only giving safe drinking water, you are protecting a child from life-threatening diseases and allowing that child to go to school, to dream and reach their full potential.
*photo credit: Compassion International